[Owasp-leaders] Archiving conference websites at OWASP

Colin Watson colin.watson at owasp.org
Sun Feb 3 16:48:01 UTC 2013


Dirk

Great news!

Colin

On 3 February 2013 16:46, Dirk Wetter <dirk.wetter at owasp.org> wrote:
>
> Hi Colin,
>
> as Kostas/Matt didn't answer yet: the 2012 content of the EU conference is not
> lost and will be available. It needs some work getting links changed etc.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Dirk
>
>
> On 02/03/2013 11:28 AM, Colin Watson wrote:
>> Matt and Sarah
>>
>> This is very important. It pains me that so much of the 2011 and 2012
>> conference materials appear to have disappeared through the use of
>> other websites that are then overwritten by the next conference.
>>
>> Thank you for your efforts here.
>>
>> Colin
>>
>> On 2 February 2013 19:11, Matt Tesauro <matt.tesauro at owasp.org> wrote:
>>> Sarah Baso sent me the following list of previous OWASP conferences and the
>>> locations of their pages on the OWASP wiki:
>>>
>>> 2010.appsecusa.org --> https://owasp.org/index.php/AppSec_US_2010,_CA
>>> 2009.appsecusa.org --> https://owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_AppSec_DC_2009
>>> 2008.appsecusa.org -->
>>> https://owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_NYC_AppSec_2008_Conference
>>> 2007.appsecusa.org -->
>>> https://owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_%26_WASC_AppSec_2007_Conference
>>> 2006.appsecusa.org --> https://owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_AppSec_Seattle_2006
>>> 2005.appsecusa.org -->
>>> https://owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_AppSec_Washington_2005
>>> 2004.appsecusa.org --> https://owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_AppSec_NYC_2004
>>>
>>> All those have been setup with the process documented so that the future
>>> 20[1-9][0-9] global conferences can be archived in the same fashion and is
>>> the start of consistently archiving past conference material.
>>>
>>> Yes, these were the USA conferences, but the same will be done for AppSec
>>> [EU | LATAM | APAC] sites as well assuming the conferences had OWASP wiki
>>> sites and/or have kept some sort of a backup of the conference site/access
>>> to the content.
>>>
>>> However, for those leaders here who will be running the 2013++ global AppSec
>>> conferences, please take archiving the site into consideration during your
>>> planning.  If you are going to use a dynamic site, try to ensure we can
>>> archive it by mirroring the resulting content (e.g. wget -m [URL here]).
>>> There are no current plans to keep dynamic sites on the archive since these
>>> sites have no need to change and the attack surface of POHS (Plain Old HTML
>>> Sites) is way smaller.
>>>
>>> The idea to to point the general hostname at the server for that year so:
>>> Before a conference:
>>>      appsecusa.org will point to 2013.appsecusa.org where ever that server
>>> is located.
>>> After a conference and when the next one is gearing up:
>>>     appsecusa.org will point to 2014.appsecusa.org where ever that server is
>>> located
>>>          and
>>>      2013.appsecusa.org will point to OWASP's archive server with a static
>>> copy of the conference site.
>>>
>>> This will have the added benefit of not breaking links for the current
>>> year's conference when it is no longer current.  It also gives conference
>>> planners freedom to do what works for their sites as long as its
>>> mirror-able.
>>>
>>> For the regional conferences which have had regular offerings, we should be
>>> able to archive those conference sites as well - such as Ireland, BeNeLux,
>>> SnoFroc, etc.  The exact process hasn't been worked out yet.
>>>
>>> Anyway, that's they way things currently planned.  Feel free to provide
>>> feedback, suggestions, etc.
>>>
>>> Cheers!
>>>
>>> --
>>> -- Matt Tesauro
>>> OWASP WTE Project Lead
>>> http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Live_CD_Project
>>> http://AppSecLive.org - Community and Download site
>>>
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